Financial Analyst, Pricing in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/20/2019

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 286 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

Global Pricing is one of PayPal’s most prominent strategic finance functions. Global Pricing operates at the junction of strategy, product, and execution. We are trusted global thought leaders when it comes to our largest customers, our newest initiatives, and our most complex challenges. You will play a principal role in driving transformational changes to PayPal’s pricing function and help drive pricing strategy and execution. You will be engaging in both daily commercial negotiations and long term pricing strategy.

You will be a part of the Global Pricing organization, supporting PayPal’s largest business within North America. We focus on the success of PayPal’s North America business unit by driving quantitative insights, ensuring proper financial controls and discipline. Aligning and improving processes to increase efficiency and foster faster decision making by benchmarking best practices across Americas and implementing new ideas to positively impact pricing performance. This role requires an understanding of the e-commerce landscape and the business models for the partners that integrate on behalf of merchants. You will need to understand pricing strategies, large enterprise and partner ecosystems, needs of customers and PayPal solutions to uncover opportunities and design partner specific financials models. In this role, you will gain exposure to a wide variety of pricing projects, strategies and responsibilities.

  • Beginning with our core business, you will manage commercial negotiations with our customer portfolio and work closely with cross-functional leads from sales, finance, core payments, risk, marketing, and operations.
  • Collaborating with the Business Unit to make educated pricing decisions and supporting the growth of the business. You will also help put together financial models, pricing proposals and sales strategy to determine impact on business unit and P&L by managing the incoming pricing requests.
  • Create business cases to justify marketing, integration, and other customer facing investment activities.
  • Perform portfolio level look-back analysis on pricing and deal performance; leverage insights to optimize pricing strategies and business development terms

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Deploy best-in-class pricing models and analytics to develop compelling, insightful recommendations for senior management
  • Creatively structure commercial deals with complex, ambiguous, and potentially charged business issues
  • Use financial and competitive insights gained through rigorous analysis and research to achieve alignment between price, value, and business objectives
  • Job Qualifications (required):
  • 4 – 6 years of relevant business and finance experience
  • Strong big-picture strategic thinking with highly structured approach to problem-solving
  • Robust excel-based financial modeling skills
  • Excellent powerpoint presentation skills (or eager to learn the skillset)
  • Ability to crystalize complex topics and experience presenting to executive audiences
  • Highly inquisitive, proactive, and able to work both independently and in small teams

Job Qualifications (desired):

  • Master’s degree or CFA credential
  • Payments experience (merchant acquiring, card issuing, other digital payments / fin tech)
  • Transactional experience in financial services (IB, PE, capital markets)
  • Analytics / statistical modeling experience, comfort with large datasets, SQL

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.



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